Arike Ogunbowale etched her name in Notre Dame lore with the shot that lifted the Irish over rival UConn.
Ogunbowale’s jumper from the corner with a second left gave Notre Dame a 91-89 overtime victory Friday night, handing the Huskies their second straight stunning and sudden end to an undefeated season in the national semi-finals.
She finished with 27 points as the Irish return to the championship game for the first time since 2015.
“I know I just had to shoot it at the last minute,” Ogunbowale said.
“I didn’t want to give them a chance to get the ball. I went into Mamba mentality. Kobe’s here, so that’s what I tried to channel.”
Culled from Guardian Sport